Close your eyes and think back to the last time you sat on a long haul flight and nestled into your reserved seat for a good few hours, making it all homely: somewhere to eat a plastic tray full of airplane food, somewhere to watch some terrible action film, somewhere to make friends, awkwardly, with the person sitting next to you, somewhere to have a little nap. Well tighten that seatbelt of yours because eco-friendly fashion initiative Worn Again have given the seat-covers of Virgin Atlantic’s old aircraft a restyle. Not only do these spruced-up-seat-bags help the airline with their goal of reducing their landfill waste by half, they have also been handmade in small Portuguese workshops and come supplied with a list of all the sources used to make them showing that one airplane’s waste is another person’s laptop case.
Worn Again have made 2,000 limited edition bags from the material of 1,000 seats, and they come in all shapes and sizes – handbags, toiletry cases and some very practical messenger bags.
From £25-£65 you could stash your diary and spare lipstick in a stylish seat-bag that has taken off, landed and travelled the world round, and who knows who might have sat on it in its past life…maybe even you!